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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Principles and Objects of Act.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 2 (Section 5). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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5 Principles and Objects of Act

(1) The underlying principles of this Act are —
(a) to confirm firearm possession and use as being a privilege that is conditional on the overriding need to ensure public safety; and

(b) to improve public safety—
(i) by imposing strict controls on the possession and use of firearms; and
(ii) by promoting the safe and responsible storage and use of firearms; and

(c) to facilitate a national approach to the control of firearms.

ID: Q2512

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